SOFIA, June 29 Bulgaria's state institutions and
political parties fully support efforts to stabilise the banking
system and Bulgarians have no reason to fear for their savings,
President Rosen Plevneliev said on Sunday.
"The money of citizens and companies invested in the banking
institutions of Bulgaria are safe and guaranteed. The banks will
continue to operate in a normal regime," Plevneliev told a news
conference after more than four hours of talks with political
party leaders, the finance minister and central bank chiefs.
Sunday's consultations followed a run on two commercial
banks in Bulgaria that have raised fears for the financial
stability of the European Union's poorest member state.
Plevneliev said he would dissolve parliament and appoint an
interim government on August 6 to lead Bulgaria until a snap
parliamentary election that political party leaders previously
agreed would take place on October 5.
(Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova and Angel Krasimirov, writing
by Gareth Jones)